And today ... three of our four daughters came over for an afternoon of cooking together at that same big counter in our kitchen. We had our noon meal together, put the little ones down for their naps, and then gathered back in the kitchen ... for chopping vegetables, browning beef, assembling recipes, and chatting and enjoying each other's company. So much fun ... and after three hours, we had 20 meals ready to divide up and have for the weeks ahead!
Our three little one year-old grandsons took good naps, while three year-old Ali played downstairs in the playroom with her grampa. After naps the three little guys were entertained by all the activity at the counter while they had their snacks, and Ali played with a collection of Polly Pockets at the dining room table.
Ali loves to play with a little toy kitchen that we have, and it happens to be a favorite toy for Cruz, Jake, and Cole now, too. We moved it into the living room for a bit, nearer to the kitchen where we were working ... and this is a photo capturing these little guys. Having their own version of a Freezer Meal Day? (Won't they just love seeing this when they're older?!)
And most of all, thanks, Lord ... for this special day, for the blessings of family, and for providing us with so much food that we can even stock up for the days ahead.